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From the Telephone

Out of the dark cup
Your voice broke like a flower.
It trembled, swaying on its taut stem.
The caress in its touch
Made my eyes close.


This poem is in the public domain.

About this Poem

“From the Telephone” was published in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse in August 1922.


Florence Ripley Mastin

Florence Ripley Mastin was born in Wayne, Pennsylvania, in 1886.

Date Published: 2014-06-01

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